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Grateful Dead Live at Rambler Room, Loyola College on 1978-11-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Rambler Room, Loyola College on 1978-11-17

Topics Live concert

Winin' Boy Blues, Tom Dooley, This Time Forever, Deep Elem Blues, K.C. Moan, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Big Boy Pete, Jack A Roe, Dark Hollow, Oh Boy

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Rambler Room, Loyola College
Location Chicago, IL

Source Soundboard
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Reviewer: barreramusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2012
Subject: Nice acoustic!
Great Scott!

Song list is off, but great music and recording!
Reviewer: John Bouffard - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2012
Subject: Very Nice
Wish I could download it :(
Reviewer: groovernut - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2010
Subject: exellence
Most interesting. What's the story here? It almost sounds like one of the boys is there to impress or court a lady who went to school at Loyola? Why play this tiny venue?

ANYWAY... along with the photo bucket pictures this is awesome.... Even Phil was there.
Reviewer: grateful4ever - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2010
Subject: Oh boy
Man just finished listening and was that a ton of fun - saw the boys at Radio City a few times but this was much open - loosey gooesy - a definite listen
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 3, 2009
Subject: Fantastic show...
This one is available here


Reviewer: cb18201 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2008
Subject: you want pics? you got em!
Reviewer: srtg83 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2008
Subject: EUREKA
This is simply must have stuff. After you have finished checking this out try Mill Valley 80-12-06 Betty Aud! for a similar small room setting acoustic set.
Reviewer: Gern Blanston - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2008
Subject: What fun!
Never knew this existed, just came across it while looking for something 78ish to listen to. Such a treat. Thanks!
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 24, 2007
Subject: Holy Shit.
This is way cool. Knew they busted out a 1978 acoustic set from the liner notes on Reckoning. Both Tom Dooley and Deep Elem were included in the Reckoning bonus disk from this nite.

As other reviewers have mentioned, this show seems to be more of a random quick call where they put a show together with Jerry, Bobby, and Mickey (don't hear any Phil) before their full on Dead performance later that nite. What integrity these guys have, always playing for the fans who seem to be digging on it and wanting more and more. The acoustic thang would be perfected in 1980 with a full band (glad only the boys are here that nite, no Donna, this was a boys nite.)

Mentionables outside of those released on Reckoning diks include a slick K.C. Moan, Knockin' on Heavens door with Bobby slide and heys actually killing it! Oh Boy is a treat reminiscent of those 71' acoustic sets. Pete is the highlight of the set with a folkie tradition of storytelling gone-dead. Everything else is on as well.

It is great to hear Garcia as on as Bobby vocally and even tho this show is billed as "Bob Weir Band" Jerry is just as much in on the fun.

Anyone got this SBD? If so, I have a rare acoustic set that I would share in exchange.
Reviewer: JamminJerome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2007
Subject: Fantastic!
What fun! Great intimate set. Mostly songs that were rarely played. Excellent playing. A must-have. Terrific sound.
Reviewer: walterbedingfield415 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2007
Subject: oh wow
this is a real great find.....sounds so intiamte and like they are just having a real good time. this is the kinda thing that just makes you smile while listening. a million bazillion stars
Reviewer: icecoldhubbas - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2007
Subject: Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!
5 times 5 trillion stars!
Reviewer: Dunkelstar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2007
Subject: fantastic! 5 stars for sure . . .
Fantastic little acoustic set here . . . what I would give to have seen this and other 'shows' like it that the boys would just spontaneously play from time to time. One of those things where you would have to be in the right spot at the right time . . . anyone have a time machine?

Some tunes in here that many newer fans will not recognize . . . they really point back to the roots of the musicians and the dead. IMO much more raw and real then the 80’s acoustic sets at Radio City and the Warfield, here they are just playing for fun. Kinda reminds me of some later Garcia, Grisman and Kahn et al. shows.

Fantastic sound quality with great banter between the group and the crowd in this intimate setting.

Definitely worth a listen, but I wish it was still downloadable. Can’t complain though, it’s just quality music.
Reviewer: dawhip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2006
Subject: Hot Damn
It's Soggy Bottom Boys singin' into one of them tin cans. This about the most fun I've had on a friday night in many years. This, to me, is a far cry better than the acoustic sets of two years later. This is very raw and straight forward, as opposited to the later rehearsed sets. If it weren't for the newer songs, I've had played this all night waiting for Pigpen throwing a little harmonica and letting us know he was a Kingbee. If anyone found this last year, before the embargo, let me know how, or if, a copy of this be obtained. Let me know:
Mere words could never express my gratitude. Big Boy Pete just came up. Take those five stars and multiply them exponentially. . . til the sun comes up
Reviewer: DEADBUCK - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 17, 2005
Subject: When I grow up....
Well...if I do...This is exactly what I want to be....Enough said...get to the DL and burn!
5 million stars
Reviewer: PhD9 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2005
Subject: If I knew then what I know now.
The show later that evening at the Uptown was my first ever Grateful Dead concert. The idea that they were jamming in what basically amounts to a college cafeteria that afternoon boggles the mind. Definitly worth grabbing!
Reviewer: K.C. Moan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2005
Subject: Some corrections
Not in Deadbase, and the set list is incorrect:
Winin' Boy
Tom Dooler
This Time Forever
Deep Elem
K.C. Moan
Big Boy Pete
Dark Hollow
Oh Boy

Bobby's slide? Much better when he can't turn the treble all the way up and make it to the 17th fret.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2005
Subject: Cool little snippet
Gives you a taste of whats to come in 2 years at Radio City, New Orleans and Warfield.
Reviewer: BillySunday - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2005
Subject: Priceless
I cant believe I havent heard this before. Everyone needs this. Simply perfect.
Reviewer: GDTrey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2005
Subject: Awesome!!
What a treat. It sounds like its in a small bar or something in Chicago. Those people there were very lucky this night. The Big Boy Pete is really cool along with the Jack a Roe. Great sound . Must have been a sick night back in '78.
Reviewer: iriedancer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2005
Subject: Simply Splendid!
This is such a beautiful show!!! The Deep Elem Blues is heartbreaking! It would have been amazing to see this show live. So all you lucky people who did I am jelous!!!
Reviewer: pnc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2005
Subject: insane
this is an insane little show...very nice sound and some CLASSIC stage banter.

"...i'm new around here!" - JG Um..ok.
Reviewer: borndead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2005
Subject: Fall 1980?
This was before the dead played Heavens Door.
Hearing Jerry on This time 4ever is sweet.
The 1st KC Moan for the Dog fans!
Mickey must be quiet?
Deadbase has this in their Bob sections.
Birdee approved,I would imagine.
Wonder how many people saw this show and the Dead show that night?Probally some happy students.
Early Thanksgiving!!!!
The bar room,parlor-band is ever present during the amazing and very chill Big Boy Pete!!!!!
i wonder if someone at this show was thinking..Yes-Acoustic Sets!!!!...thats it, 2 years from now theyll play 14 shows in a row on both coast[with 2 in new orleans]with full acoustic and electric sets.Somebody new something...ahh the Grateful Dead..what a topic!!!
Also they close this show with Oh Boy and sing about being with their baby tonight-which we all know was the Grateful Dead?
This was Bob,Jerry,Phil,&Mickey for Hunger Benefit week.
Billed as the Bob Weir Band.
Reviewer: dead trail - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2005
Subject: Actually Weir
This show is actually a Bob Weir show with Garcia sitting in for the whole set and Mickey Hart for the majority. All songs, including KC Moan, are present. The track list here is wrong, click on text for proper songs and order. That all said, it's a real fun listen with very decent sound quality. The musicians seem to be having a great time and it's fun to hear acoustic Weir/Garcia from this era. Nice Weir oriented song selection, too.
Reviewer: sproutsdream - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2005
Subject: Very nice
This little show is a rare but extremely pleasent treat! I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't checked it out. Sound is good and you hear the crowd so well its almost like being there. The crowd is a little pushy it sounds but Bob and Jerry shrug it off.
Whinin' Boy is shiny and golden.
KC Moan was there when I got it.
Reviewer: au9ustwest - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2004
Subject: not complete
missing KCMoan between Deep Elem and Heavens
Reviewer: foreveryoung2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2004
Subject: Nice Acoustic Jam
This is Great, Thanks Archive, Nice sounding, nice venue
Reviewer: jerryme - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2004
Subject: rare show
very cool accoustic set for charity. small venue, small crowd. crowd seems to be eating this little set right interplay between crowd and band. worth checking out.
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